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Pursuing Profit and Purpose: The Debate in California's Statehouse and What it Means for Us

July 11, 2011

Thursday, July 21 The HUB, San Francisco 925 Mission St. @ 5th, SF Chronicle Building Reception at 6:30 p.m. Panel begins promptly at 7 p.m. 

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Charity, With Entrepreneurial Spin

June 30, 2011

Pierre Omidyar founded online marketplace eBay Inc. and still serves as its chairman. But these days, he would much rather talk about Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm he started after leaving day-to-day duties at eBay in 1998.

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Video: Living Goods’ Innovative Model for Delivering Vital Health Services to the Poor

June 27, 2011

In a short video, Amy Klement, Vice President of Investments at Omidyar Network, discusses how Living Goods harnesses the power of micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-saving products and services to the poor.

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Mobile Tech in Social Innovation Series: Commerce

June 20, 2011

From June 16-22, Echoing Green is hosting an online interview series with mobile technology leaders to discuss the current and future position of mobile in social innovation.

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SeeClickFix Battle Royale: Omidyar Network vs. OATV

June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011 - The SeeClickFix team proudly announces its inaugural SeeClickFix Venture Capitalist Battle Royale!

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Using Markets to Combat Poverty in Africa

June 8, 2011

Paris, France – 24 May 2011 – Today at the OECD Forum marking the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the OECD, Monitor Group releases Promise and Progress: Market-Based Solutions to Poverty in Africa, one of the most comprehensive analyses ever undertaken of financially sust

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Africa Entrepreneurship Awards Launched

June 6, 2011

May 31, 2011, Nairobi — Legatum, a private international investment group, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today announced the launch of the 2011 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, one of the continent’s most prestigious business awards.

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Bribery in India: A website for whistleblowers

June 6, 2011

Bribery is an everyday fact of life in India - but campaigners are now fighting back, using people power and the internet. "Uncover the market price of corruption," proclaims the banner on the homepage of ipaidabribe.com.

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Omidyar Network Takes Advanced Look at BOP in India

May 20, 2011

There has been considerable discussion—and debate—on whether entrepreneurial ventures can effectively serve the base of the pyramid (BOP), achieve scale, and generate competitive returns. Omidyar Network (ON) is partnering with SOCAP/Europe to share new research, showcase innovations, and ignite

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Omidyar Network Executive Forum 2011

May 16, 2011

May 17, 2011, Menlo Park, Calif. – Omidyar Network kicks off its second-annual Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF) today in Menlo Park, California.

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A Two Generation Approach to Early Childhood: Why We Invested in Ascend at the Aspen Institute

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"I want to show people that you shouldn’t be ashamed to get help, you should feel empowered — that it can be a beginning for you, for your dreams to flourish and grow.” — Brittany Block, Parent Advisor for the Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents initiative.

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